Option - Nov.-Dec./92, p.102
"...hot-wired, bluesy rockabilly...as fiery and alive as any 'modern' record you might put it up against. Alvin is as smoking on the 6-string as he's ever been, and Burgess' weathered vocals are in fine form..."
Stereo Review (12/92, p.99) - "...usually smokin', and right on target with Burgess's defining style...finds him very much in the groove...A keeper..."
Personnel: Sonny Burgess (vocals, guitar); Dave Alvin, Jerry Miller (guitar); Dick Bachmann (steel guitar); Steve Burke (piano); Rory McLeod (acoustic bass); Doug Hinman (drums).
Recorded at Normandy Sound, Warren, Rhode Island in February, 1992.
Personnel: Sonny Burgess (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar); Dave Alvin, Jerry Miller (guitar); Dick Bachman (steel guitar); Steve Burke (piano); Doug Hinman (drums).
Audio Mixer: Phil Greene.
Liner Note Author: Dave Alvin.
Recording information: Normandy Sound, Warren, RI (02/1992).
Photographer: Wayne Viens.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Rory MacLeod; Jerry Miller.
Arranger: Dave Alvin.
Sonny Burgess was part of rockabilly's first generation, recording for Sun Records in the 1950s, but even in the '90s he was still capable of tearing it up. This '92 recording shows a sexagenarian Burgess still breathing fire on hardcore rockabilly tracks where he's ably backed by--among others--guitarist Dave Alvin, formerly of the Blasters. There's no audible softening of Burgess's hard-driving sound here, just raw rock & roll in its purest form.